Animal-Lovers of All Ages are Urged to Attend this One-of-a-Kind Educational Safety Program

1FireSafetyProgramTomorrow at 10:30 am Eastern the Culver-Union Township Public Library is hosting a program that uses music and canine companions to promote safety education. The Kasey Program uses black Labrador Retrievers to teach children practical safety methods in a memorable way. Children learn the ‘stop, drop and roll’ routine along with other safety tips dealing with fire and animal safety. Continue reading

Culver Union Township Public Library Blood Drive – Book Your Appointment Today

b100dMany things cease during the summer months such as snow and school but there is one thing that never ceases and that is the need for blood donations. According to the American Red Cross every two seconds someone in the U.S needs a transfusion. The Culver Union Township Public Library is doing their part by hosting a blood drive from noon until 5 pm tomorrow. You can do your part by turning up to donate. Continue reading

Culver-Union Township Public Library Dedicates StoryWalk

IMG_4958Families are encouraged to take a stroll through the Culver Town Park and enjoy a story. Officials with the Culver-Union Township Public Library cut the ribbon on the StoryWalk along Lake Maxinkuckee on Saturday. The idea originated in Vermont. Culver-Union Township Public Library Youth Services Director Jill Gavlick says the library board and staff was looking for a special way to celebrate the centennial and came across the idea by doing a Google search. Continue reading

Culver Union Township Public Library Celebrates 100th Birthday

Culver Library LogoThe community of Culver is celebrating the 100th birthday of its Carnegie Library with the ribbon cutting of an exhibit designed to keep future generations excited about reading. The town’s StoryWalk consists of 18 stations along Lake Maxinkuckee in the community park. Each houses a different laminated page from a children’s storybook to encourage families to stroll through the park share a story. The Culver-Union Township Public Library and Culver Park Board teamed up on the project. The first book is “The Ice Cream Hotel” by local author Jack Johnston. StoryWalk books in the Park will change every two weeks from June through September. Continue reading

Marshall County Community Foundation Distributes $66,210 in Grant Funds

Marshall County Community Foundation officials and grant recipients
Marshall County Community Foundation officials and grant recipients

Over $66,200 in grant funds were awarded to 10 organizations in Marshall County Thursday afternoon.

The Marshall County Community Foundation held its second round of 2014 Community Fund grants where non-profit organizations submitted proposals for specific projects. Linda Yoder, Executive Director of the Marshall County Community Foundation explained that the Community Fund is one of the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation’s 318 funds.

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Kick Off Summer Reading With an Ice Cream Party

Culver-Union Township Public LibraryThe Culver-Union Township Public Library is getting the summer started with an ice cream party. The Monday afternoon event marks the start of their summer reading program for children, teens and adults. The hourlong event starts at 2 p.m. EDT Monday afternoon in the library’s large meeting room. Local author Jack Johnson will read from his children’s book “The Ice Cream Hotel” and sign copies. Registration is open to library patrons of all ages. The free summer reading program continues through Thursday, July 31. Call the Culver-Union Township Public Library at 574-842-2941 or visit for more information.

Local Libraries Planning Programs to Get a Jump on January

Henry F. Schricker Library

Several libraries in the area are getting a positive start to 2013 by offering a number of new programs to their visitors.

In Starke County, the Henry F. Schricker Public Library will show a recently-released documentary on the Grand Kankakee Marsh, entitled “Everglades of the North.” The documentary, which was released in the fall of 2011, explores the diverse ecology, illustrates the astonishing history, and unveils the controversial saga of the marshlands that were once known as the Northern Everglades.

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New Technology Classes Offered At Culver-Union Township Public Library

For those of you who receive a new electronic device for Christmas and have no idea how to use it, worry not – Culver-Union Township Public Library recently announced a number of new technology classes they will begin offering in January. Two weeks of classes are scheduled for January, in addition to a class on Overdrive, their new downloadable eBook and Audiobook service.

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Military Display To Be Shown at Culver Library

The Military Vehicle Preservation Club and the Starke County Military Vehicle Collectors Club will showcase several historic vehicles at the Culver-Union Township Public Library.

Several vehicles will be on display, plus more than 10 large tables of military artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War through the current conflicts. This event will be featured for one day only on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.

The library will also have the Military Veterans Honor Tree where hand-crafted photo display cards will be provided for service member photos and remembrances.